The Week of June 24, 2013
The weekend is finally here! Time to recap some important news buzzing around the game industry.
- Podcast #321 is up! Go have yourselves a listen as the crew discusses The Last of Us, Remember Me, and share their thoughts on Microsoft's DRM reversal.
- Creator Luke Miller is not sorry about his 'gay-themed' adventure game, nor should he be, and talks about a potential sequel.
- I'm actually surprised it took this long, but someone made a game about my city's mayor Rob Ford and his crack-smoking scandal. If you haven't heard about the scandal or this man, please utilize Google for this special quest. I assure you the .gifs alone are worth it.
- Over at Gameranx, Jenn Frank shares useful tips on how to be a freelance game journalist. Pro-tip from yours truly: don't do it. Be a writer and contribute to games writing until you can secure a gig, but focusing on just being a games writer is too limiting and not rewarding enough.
- Joel Newman of Playing the Canon wrote an excellent article on the highly influential Dragon Quest (1986). I personally love nostalgic pieces like this one.
- Rumour has it that the next contender in the game console war is Google?
- This week there is a great profile at Kotaku on Sid Meier and how he became "The Father of Civilization."
- Kenneth McCulloch of Precursor Games has been charged with the possession of child pornography. CEO Paul Caporicci confirmed that McCulloch is no longer associated with the studio in any way.
- Ellen Page made a dig at the uncanny resemblance between her and Ellie, Boston's subway map designer was furious over the implication of his work and now a real phone sex hotline number appears in The Last of Us. Naughty Dog knows that video games aren't actually real life, right?
- Did you pick up Hotline Miami this week on PSN? Or the new Deadpool game? Share in the comments below!